Nomadland, a drama about a few women who live during a van within the American West after the financial crash, has taken top honors at the Bafta Film Awards.
It scooped four prizes including best film, best actress for its star Frances McDormand and best director.
That made Chloe Zhao only the second woman to win the best director in 53 years of Bafta history.
Meanwhile, Sir Hopkins won the best actor for the daddy, 27 years after his last competitive Bafta win.
The 83-year-old, who won for enjoying a person losing his grip on reality, is that the oldest ever winner of the award. But he wasn’t watching Sunday’s ceremony and later said he only acknowledged he’d won when he heard cheering from the subsequent room.
“I was sitting here painting, and that I heard this cheer explode nearby,” he said after the ceremony. “I thought, what the hell’s happened? I assumed they were watching a football match. and that they came in and said I’d won.”
The key Bafta winners
- Best film – Nomadland
- Best British film – Promising Woman
- Best actress – Frances McDormand, Nomadland
- Best actor – Sir Hopkins, the Father
- Best supporting actress – Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
- Best supporting actor – Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and therefore the Black Messiah
- Best director – Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Most winners were watching live and delivered acceptance speeches remotely, with none of the nominees at the Royal Albert Hall face to face.
Zhao, who was born in China and is predicated within the US, mentioned her education within the UK when she told the ceremony: “I think I just made my teacher at Brighton College very proud.”
Her win comes 11 years after Kathryn Bigelow became the primary woman to win the best director for The Hurt Locker, and Zhao’s victory means she is that the first woman of color to select up the prize. Nomadland is going to be released within the UK on Disney+ on 30 April.
British star Daniel Kaluuya was named best supporting actor for enjoying Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and therefore the Black Messiah.
The supporting actress trophy visited South Korea’s Yuh-Jung Youn for enjoying a grandmother in Korean-American drama Minari. Giving her speech in broken English, the 73-year-old said the award meant tons because Brits were “snobbish” people.
“Every award is meaningful, but this one especially recognized by British, referred to as very snobbish people, and that they approved me as an honest actor so I’m very, very privileged,” she said.
The prize for best British film visited Promising girl, a revenge thriller for a few women, played by Carey Mulligan, who pretends to be besotted when men pick her up in bars and clubs.